5 / 13 / 2024

Hospital Thrift Shop Opens for 95th Season

(May 13, 2023) The Hospital Thrift Shop reopened for its 95th year in business on Monday, May 13, 2024. The line stretched down India Street and wrapped around to Centre Street, with shoppers eager to browse through merchandise donated over the winter by island residents and visitors. Founded in 1929 by a small group of volunteers, the Thrift Shop sells affordable, recycled clothing and household items to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Since opening almost 100 years ago, the Thrift Shop has donated over $7.5 million to NCH. Visit HospitalThriftShop.org to learn more.

5 / 8 / 2024

Ellen Hope, LPN, Named DAISY Award Winner

(May 8, 2024) Ellen Hope, LPN, received Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s 2024 DAISY Award.

NCH is proud to join hospitals around the world in recognizing nurses who make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and families through the DAISY program. The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

Nominations can be made by any staff member, patient, or family. Ellen was nominated by four separate individuals. Here are some excerpts from her nominations:

  • “Ellen regularly impresses me with her capacity for compassion. She is an inspiration for nursing in primary care.”
  • “Ellen is deserving of the DAISY Award not for one act, but for the care she provides every day.”
  • “Our NP team in Family Practice rely on her daily and are so grateful for her effort, time and, most importantly, compassionate care.”
All nominees: Jane Viera, Kathleen Carr, Ruth Tonico, Janet Chaffee, Ellen Hope (center), Suzanne Carroll, Emily Wynn, Julie Hamilton, and Morgan Coffin. Not pictured: Natasha Feeney
2 / 14 / 2024

ACKs of LOVE 2024

NCH is pleased to bring back our ACKs of LOVE initiative from February 14 through February 29, 2024 celebrating NCH staff with discounts and giveaways at local businesses. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, staff can take advantage of the following perks by showing a hospital-issued ID.

Staff – please log into Vitals to view the list of this year’s ACKs of LOVE participants.


2 / 8 / 2024

Five Year Anniversary Celebration

1 / 10 / 2024

Nantucket’s First Baby of 2024

January 3, 2024 – Juniel Veras Lochen was the first baby born on Nantucket in 2024, arriving at NCH on January 3. He is the son of proud parents Elise Lochen and Junior Veras, and weighed in at 7 pounds, and measured 20.5 inches. “He is a very active and alert baby,” his parents said. “He loves to talk and video chat with his big sister. We thank God he is a happy and healthy baby boy.”